1. Senator Reverend Diaz was
one of the most active Senators during this legislative year. Five of his many bills
were Signed into Law:
Bill #S1313-B making prostitution near a school a felony;
Bill #S1753-Aauthorizes the State Office for the
Aging to review programs addressing the needs of the aging
veteran population; Bill #5375-A allowing the Long Term Care Ombudsman
Program to receive and resolve complaints for residents of
assisted living facilities; Bill #S311-A allows Naturally Occurring Retirement
Communities to raise revenue outside their geographic
boundaries; Bill #S333-A authorizing
the City of New
York to reconvey its interest in certain real property acquired by in rem tax foreclosure in the borough of The Bronx to the former owner St. Peter's
2. Senator Reverend Diaz was
one of only 2 Senators to vote NO on the 2011 State Budget because it did not
include Rent Control Regulations or a Millionaires Tax, and the cuts would
seriously effect education, senior care, health care and social services for
poor and needy New Yorkers.
3. Senator Reverend Diaz was
the only Democrat that fought and voted against Bill #S5857to establish same sex
marriage in New York State.
4. Senator Reverend Diaz rallied
with the Soundview Community to keep Soundview Health Care Center open.A facility used by a thousands of the
area poor residents.
5. Senator Reverend Diaz hosted the
First Annual Abrazo Garifuna in New York, and celebrate the 2011 Abrazo Boricua
in New York, and the 2011 Abrazo Dominicano in New York.
6. Senator Reverend Diaz co-sponsored
and led the New York City’s Let the People Vote! Rally, organized Rallies to
Protect Marriage, and led meetings about the staggering Bronx Abortion Rate.
7. Senator Reverend Diaz led the
First Bronx “March for the Dignity of the Immigrants” calling on our US President
and Members of Congress to find the solution for the 12 million undocumented immigrants.
8. Senator Reverend Diaz led Parkchester
Public Safety Initiative Meetings to deal with the increasing high crime rate
in the area.
9. Senator Reverend Diaz has
proposed Significant Legislation in late 2011 to be addressed in 2012 to
Protect Homeowners from Foreclosure.
10. Senator Reverend Diaz has
been honored and recognized in 2011 on many happy occasions, that include
events in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Clamor a Dios, in the Dominican Republic by the Association of Reporters
and Producers of Radio and Television of Santo Domingo, in New York by the Garifuna Coalition USA, the United Federation of Evangelical
Youth, andtheCommittee of the Dominican Abroad.Senator Reverend Diaz is
the first recipient of the “Ruben Diaz Courage Award” named after Senator Rev Diaz by the Renewing
American Leadership Organization.